10 Things you didn't know about Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's Oxygen Bed

For beauty proposes and to live longer, Michael Jackson used to sleep in an oxygen tent. He later donated the bed to a Californian medical centre as a therapeutic aid for burns victims.

NOTE: In an interview with Oprah, Michael Jackson denied sleeping in this bed; according to him, he donated a million dollars to a foundation who bought the bed. He then saw that strange piece of technology, tried it on, somebody took a picture and that is how the rumor started. Thanks, Björn.

Michael Jackson Egyptian Sculpture

Flickr user mandalariangirl took a photo of this ancient Egyptian female sculpture picture in the Field Museum in Chicago. She speculates if Michael Jackson got some ideas for his plastic surgeries.

Jackson's Patented Anti-Gravity Boot

Michael Jackson invented and patented special boots that allowed the wearer to lean so far forward that it seems to defy gravity. He used this for the famous "lean" in the "Smooth Criminal" music video.

Bubble the Chimp, Michael's best friend

In 1985, a three-year-old chimpanzee named Bubbles was rescued from a Texas cancer research center by Michael Jackson. From that moment on, Bubbles went everywhere with Jackson, becoming his constant companion and purported best friend. He would even be dressed up in the same outfit as Jackson and toured with him on his Bad tour. Bubbles now resides in an animal sanctuary, he is no longer safe to be let out to play with the public. Jackson continued to visit his beloved pet with his children, and the chimp would resume a very childish and playful behavior when Jackson was around.

Michael suffered a rare genetic disease

Michael Jackson was suffering from a rare genetic disease called Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The condition is just one among the 8,000 or so known rare disease worldwide.

Billie Jean was the first MTV video by a black artist

"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist (1983).

Michael Jackson's Video Game

Back when Jackson was merely a semi-eccentric star, Sega created a video game property for him, named Michael Jackson's Moonwalker. Moonwalker was notable for being an early example of real-life celebrities appearing in video games, and for using digitized versions of some of Jacko's songs. The game is also unintentionally ironic because Jackson is tasked with rescuing helpless children from a crime boss named Mr. Big (although in hindsight, perhaps it was Mr. Big who was doing the rescuing).

Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie Vinyl Figure

Imported from Japan! Think what you will of the eccentric 'King of Pop,' but there's no denying that his smash-hit album Thriller and the unforgettable title track and video have left and indelible mark on American pop culture. Fully assembled and painted, this 7" tall, fix posed, vinyl caricature figure presents Michael Jackson as he appeared in the video.

World's Largest Thriller Dance-Off

The "Thrill the World" event took place in 2008 and over 4,000 people around the world put on their best white gloves and zombie make-up to celebrate Michael Jackson's thriller.
When all was said and done, 4,177 people in 72 cities and 10 nations synced up by cell phone and clomped out the Thriller dance for charity.

Michael Jackson's Punch-Out

Mike L. Mayfield of Citizens Against Safety Goggles created this awesome animation of Michael Jackson in Punch-Out, one of the best NES games ever!

In this game he fights Macaulay Culkin to survive. His monkey, shoes and signature moves are revisited in this funny Nintendo Parody including a Thriller face.

Your's Cheating Partner
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It is true that you are a miserable person once you suspect that your partner is cheating on you. It is important to bear in mind that you don't tell your partner of your suspicions until you gather a concrete proof. You don't tell about your plans or otherwise he/she will be more careful so it will be impossible to catch him/her.

You never confront him/her until you are absolutely sure. You just don't assume that he/she is being unfaithful but take some actions which might give you some clue.
  • Note down the most frequently used phone number : You may look for the details of the phone number you don't recognize and note the details of the call made/ received. Take for instance, a phone number which is on regular use (particularly the call which was made while he/she was commuting or when you were not around). Note down this number. It might be come handy.
  • Make a call from a pay phone: You could call the number which looks suspicious from a pay phone so that you are not identified. Call out this number and don't say anything, try to recognize the person's voice who answers. Mostly it is found that he/she is seeing someone known to both of you.
  • Search the pockets : If you are able to get hold of his/her credit card, wallet or manage to search his pockets to trace purchase of any gift which has not been bought for you (check the specifications like the date and the kind of purchase and tally with list of gifts you have received).
  • You might find some bills : You might be able to find some clue from any restaurant, hotel's bills. Keep this in your custody which might be useful in using as a solid proof.
  • The odometer reading : Check his/her vehicles Odometer to take readings before and after his trip to verify the distance he/she has covered, this will help you co-relate with your estimated calculations, and you might be able to work out where he could have been.
  • Clue from the deleted mail folder : You might be able to pick some clue from his/her deleted mail folder. You might be lucky to find some of the deleted e-mails which he/she has deleted recently.
  • Be alert : Always listen carefully to what he/she speaks avoiding asking any questions or he/she might not talk about the same thing again.
  • See if you find any perfumes : Check his/her pockets or belongings to see if you find any perfumes etc which does not belong to you.
  • Suddenly buying new clothes : If suddenly you find he/she is buying new clothes, it could be a helpful sign that he/she is seeing someone.
  • Monitor recently visited websites : You can monitor recently visited websites which could be the websites of vacation resorts for a travel which you are not aware of.
If you happen to prove that he/she is cheating on you, make sure you are prepared emotionally to bear the truth. Sit cool and think you can and should save your relation or not. Bear in mind you might end up in handling with a difficult situation. Its better to bend a little than break a relationship....

CM hands key aides big sites in tony areas

Lucky 66 Pay Rs 10 Lakh For Plots Costing Over A Crore


Bangalore: A prime site measuring 50 ft by 80 ft in HSR, OMBR or HRBR layouts, RMV Extension or Koramangala, will cost anything beyond Rs 1 crore, even in the times of a shaky realty market.
But for those favoured by the chief minister — be they legislators, party workers, kith and kin or even his gunmen — the sites come for a song at Rs 10 lakh! The BDA on Saturday issued orders to allot sites to 11 persons under the CM's discretionary quota (G-category). Of them, seven are BJP MPs, one MLA, two former MLAs and one social activist.
Just one month into Parliament makes the BJP MPs, including the chief minister's son, eligible for large-dimension sites in upscale areas in Bangalore, notwithstanding lakhs of applicants waiting for BDA sites.
The G-category sites aka stray sites, the most prized possession of BDA, are eyed by those at the helm. As per the rule book, to be given to "those in public service'', Gcategory sites are not sacrosanct anymore as they're allotted to all and sundry, who are practically nowhere close to public service.
The cost factor isn't easy to digest: just 250/sqft irrespective of the area. Recently, when chief minister B S Yeddyurappa allotted 66 G-category sites measuring 2,400 sqft and 4,000 sqft to his party members and several others, he easily caused a loss of not less than Rs 100-150 crore to the BDA coffers.
Executing the order, the BDA issued 11 allotment letters on Saturday to recentlyelected MPs, including the CM's son. The cost of a 40 x 60 ft site or a 50 x 80 ft site in Indiranagar, Koramangala, RMV or RT Nagar is anyone's guess. And what the beneficiaries pay is a mere Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10 lakh!


30% allotted to people in public life as directed by the government: G category (Also comes with a rider — as may be directed by the government, read as CM)

30% should be disposed of by auction
15% to achievers in field of sports 10% to achievers in art, science and literature 5% each to military and exmilitary personnel, dependents of state government servants who have died during service and freedom fighters

Ministers defend CM over site allotment

1,192 Sites Were Allotted By Successive Governments In The Past Decade
Bangalore: BJP ministers staunchly defend chief minister B S Yeddyurappa for allotting sites in Bangalore to 10 BJP leaders, including his son B Y Raghavendra.
"There's nothing wrong in it. He hasn't done this against the rules and has exercised his discretion. Let there be a scrutiny of what previous chief ministers have done,'' said transport minister R Ashok.
Endorsing his colleague's views, labour minister B N Bachhe Gowda said: "All chief ministers have done this. There's nothing wrong in it.''
Asked about Raghavendra's qualification — he was elected about two months ago — to deserve the site, Ashok said: "After a person is elected, even if it is a day or month, he is an MP, and is eligible.''


Allotting stray sites is also a way a chief minister keeps his herd together, within reachable distance. Though there is no master-list of stray sites maintained by BDA deliberately, the section officers concerned have information about vacant sites in prime areas. This info is passed on to out
siders for a premium, explain officials.
Over the last decade, nearly 1,192 sites were allotted under G-category by successive governments. This is a ritual every chief minister follows just after assuming charge, and the formality is done in a frenzy before laying down office. In the previous government, 172 stray sites were allotted by H D Kumaraswamy during his 20-month tenure as CM. Of them, the last set of 45 allotments was done before stepping down, and was bestowed upon his staff at office and official residence.


Majority of stray site allottees are
politicians. The CMs most favoured include his first circle of officers, film actors, sportspersons and those without defined profiles


HSR Layout, RMV Extension, Banashankari, OMBR, Indiranagar, Nagarbhavi, HRBR Layout, Koramangala, JP Nagar, RT Nagar and BTM Layout


Dharam Singh: In 19 months, 398 allotment orders were issued S M Krishna: From 2002 to 2004, sanctioned 296 sites


B Y Raghavendra (Shimoga MP) Janardhan Swamy (MP from Chitradurga district) Ramesh Katti (Chikkodi MP) S Fakirappa (Raichur MP) Shivaramagouda (Koppal MP) G Shantha (Bellary MP) Nalin Kumar Kateel (Dakshina Kannada MP) Satish Reddy (Bommanahalli MP) Rukmaiah Poojary (former MLA) Jayaram Shetty (former MLA) P V Krishna Bhat (social activist)

Insurance.com has come up with a list of the 10 most dangerous things eat behind the wheel. Seriously. Topping the list is the one thing we've all shoved into our faces during the morning commute.

Before we get to that, though, we should explain why Insurance.com thought this was important enough to investigate. Hagerty Classic Insurance, the folks who let you cover that '57 Chevrolet Bel Air or 1935 Dusenberg SJ in your garage, ran an applicant through the DMV. It discovered the guy had a restraining order barring him from having food within his reach while driving. Apparently the guy had been in several accidents while stuffing his maw.

Wait, it gets better (and by that we mean infuriatingly worse). Insurance.com decided to draw up a list of things you absolutely, positively should not sip, slurp, chomp or chew behind the wheel. Here from the home office in Cleveland are the " The 10 Most Dangerous Foods to Eat While Driving".

It should be said this is by no means scientific; it's a rundown of things actuaries don't think you ought to have in your hand (or mouth) when driving. That said, the list is more frightening than the repair bill we got when our Jag needed a transmission rebuild.

1. Coffee. It's hot. It can spill. That's bad. That said, we're guilty of this. So are you. Admit it.
2. Hot soup. It's hot. It can spill. That's bad.
3. Tacos. Very messy.
4. Chili. It's hot. It can spill. That's bad. And it's very messy.
5. Hamburgers. Greasy hands and a steering wheel do not mix.
6. Barbecued food. Um, that should go without saying.
7. Fried chicken. You think burgers are greasy?
8. Jelly or cream-filled donuts. Ever bitten into one and not had it squirt all over the place?
9. Soft drinks. Big threat of spillage, says Insurance.com, and unacceptable risk of "fizz up your nose." Huh?
10. Chocolate. It melts on your fingers, which makes a mess on the steering wheel.

Allow us to make a special shout out here to item number two: Soup. Soup? Are you kidding? Who in their right mind thinks it's OK to eat soup while driving a two-ton projectile? And who the hell is trying to spoon chili down their gullet in traffic? Good lord, people. It's a CAR.

Do not take that call from Joe in accounting, do not try to read that Brad Pitt cover story in Wired and do not try to munch a freakin' taco. Just DRIVE

Kedarnath Temple In Himalayas

A Train from Yesteryears

Beautiful Village at the Foothills of Himalayas

Indian Village Scene

Village of West Bengal

Ship of the Desert

Beautiful Village Scene

Indian Countryside

In the days when you couldn't count on a public toilet facility, an

English woman was planning a trip to India.She was registered to stay

in a small guest house owned by the local schoolmaster. She was

concerned as to whether the guest house contained WC. In England, a

bathroom is commonly called a WC which stands for "Water Closet".

She wrote to the schoolmaster inquiring of the facilities about the

WC.The school master, not fluent in English, asked the local priest if

he knew the meaning of WC. Together they pondered possible meanings of

the letters and concluded that the lady wanted to know if there was a

"Wayside Chapel" (a smallish church where one


near the house . . . a bathroom never entered their minds.

So the schoolmaster wrote the following reply:

Dear Madam,

I take great pleasure in informing you that the WC is located 9 miles

from the house. It is located in the middle of a grove of pine

trees,surrounded by lovely grounds. It is capable of holding 229

people and is open on Sundays and Thursdays. As there are many people

expected in the summer months, I suggest you arrive early. There

is,however, plenty of standing room. This is an unfortunate situation

especially if you are in the habit of going regularly. It may be of

some interest to you that my daughter was married in the WC as it was

there that she met her husband. It was a wonderful event. There were

10 people in every seat. It was wonderful to see the ex-pressions on

their faces. My wife, sadly, has been ill and unable to go recently.

It has been almost a year since she went last,which pains her greatly.

You will be pleased to know that many people bring their lunch and

make a day of it. Others prefer to wait till the last minut e and

arrive just in time! I would recommend your ladyship plan to go on a

Thursday as there is an organ accompaniment.

The acoustics are excellent and even the most delicate sounds can be

heard everywhere. The newest addition is a bell which rings every time

a person enters. We are holding a bazaar to provide plush seats for

all since many feel it is long needed.

I look forward to escorting you there myself and seating you in a

place where you can be seen by all .

With deepest regards,

The Schoolmaster

Needless to say, the woman never visited India.